|Grit Lit Festival 2009, Art Waves #23|
Jennifer Gillies and Noelle Allan stop by Art Waves to tell us about the writers and events they have lined up for this year's Hamilton writers' festival, Grit Lit.
Keywords: Grit Lit; writers' festival; readings; poetry; fiction; non-fiction
|Marianne Brandis, Writer, Art Waves #47|
Writer Marianne Brandis has helped a generation of Canadian schoolchildren form a picture of Upper Canada's historical beginnings with her y.a. novels. These days she is focussing on non-fiction, specifically on the lives of her incredible family.
Keywords: fiction; non-fiction; biography; family relationships; young adult novels; Dutch immigration
|John Terpstra, Skin Boat, Art Waves #43|
John Terpstra’s book-length essays about geography & belonging, and about the all too brief lives of his brothers-in-law have given him a following even larger than that he has won with his poetry. When he released another of his eclectic explorations, Skin Boat: Acts of Faith and Other Navigations, Art Waves invited him to come aboard and share his secrets of chart and compass.
Keywords: non-fiction; prose; extended metaphor; spiritual exploration; St. Cuthbert; St. Brendan; cabinet-making; Christianity
|Daniel Coleman, Writer, Art Waves #122|
Daniel Coleman has written and edited many books, all of which explore questions of society and the quest for the spiritual--the individual and the other. This interview focuses mainly on three books: The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia; In Bed with the Word: Reading, Spirituality and Cultural Politics; and White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada. To journey deep into our human-ness, join Daniel Coleman on Art Waves #122.
Keywords: Canadian identity; Ethiopia; missionary culture; the purpose of reading; creative non-fiction; memoir; the future of the Humanities in education; the Raymond Klibansky Prize; The Hamilton Literary Arts Award